After the success of its 2021 edition, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University’s Science Week returns from May 30 to June 5 in Benguerir, with a rich program of conferences and discussions dealing with the latest scientific developments.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is organizing the second edition of the Science Week from May 30 to June 5. copy coincides with 200e Louis Pasteur birthday. Many world-renowned scientists and philosophers have responded to UM6P’s call to share their knowledge with students and the general public.
Speaking at the opening of this second edition of Science Week, Hisham Al Habti, President of UM6P, noted the emphasis that humanity has accepted the Covid-19 challenge with brilliance. “It is only after a bit of hindsight that we realize that none of this would have been possible without the constant mobilization of the scientific community in a race against time,” he said.
“As chance happens. We celebrate this Science Week in the context of a pandemic waning, but the bicentennial of Louis Pasteur, pioneer of microbiology and immunization, is also an opportunity to highlight the essential role of medical science in improving our health, and thus our quality of life,” explained the President of UM6P.
Admittedly, we are not all experts on this topic, but all of you will have the opportunity to browse the conceptual and institutional legacy of Louis Pasteur, and the role of vaccines, among others. (…) The purpose of a deadline like Science Week is precisely to bring the curriculum closer scientific knowledge of the general public,” he added. To define this in a digital world marked by fake news and pseudoscience, “our society must approach the public in constant search for answers.”
For his part, Fouad Laroui, the Moroccan engineer and writer, and master of ceremonies for the inauguration of the second edition of the Science Week, insisted on highlighting the importance of the program of this event dedicated to the promotion, celebration and promotion of the event. Realistic, human and social sciences.
Thus, many conferences will be held in honor of the bicentenary of the scientific icon Louis Pasteur, this French scientist, who became famous throughout the world for being the first to apply the concept of vaccination to humans. Then Fouad Laroui added a seminar entitled “Are social sciences science?» It will be chaired by French economist Pierre Noel Giroud, economist Mohamed Sawal, anthropologist Hassan Rachik, and geopolitical scientist Charles Saint-Prot.
This will be followed by a symposium on Transhumanism which will take place over three days. “At the same time, all UM6P divisions will be invited to show what they can do and what they are doing,” the writer explained.
It should be noted that the UM6P Laayoune campus has already hosted, from 28 to 29 May, many activities, as part of the Science Week, in particular conferences on health challenges in Morocco, medicine in the villagers, astronomy and epistemology, the automatism of the age Golden of Islam and the contribution of astronomy to human development.
Parallel to these conferences, a reading in the sky was organized for the benefit of the El-Ayoun schools with the mobile planetarium of Nasir al-Siqilli.